Jan 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
, between the election of speaker boehner. i think people are realizing that the american people are a little trired of drama. but that does not mean that republicans are not committed to addressing the spending policies, addressing the holistic problem. we can't just do it in pieces. at some point the budge it has tot to be balanced as we all balance our budgets at home. but i do think in politics things come in a pendulum. we've had a pendulum of instability, arguing, fighting. i think we'll see it come back to the middle sooner rather than later. >> you think there will be no drama with the debt ceiling? >> oh, absolutely. we should have a little drama. we didn't get into this mess simply by spending our way into it. i think we have to look at it in a wholistic way, in terms of revenues, in terms of spending cuts. but, you know, the republicans did the right thing in terms of making sure that the country doesn't default on its obligation. but we still have a sequester coming up. i mean, that is spending cuts across the board, you know, defense, a lot of important social justice pr
Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
the uprising against speaker boehner when he was up for re-election. he is still speaker. what is your advice to him what his strategy should be to deal with the president and actually also get anything done? >> i think if they want to go with a clean debt ceiling race, he has to mike a final resolution. the public, not the republicans, the public wants spending cuts. he needs to go along with sequestration and find ways to cut government, shows that republicans are doing anything. boehner is a survivor, not really a leader. >> we'll have more after this break on the two presidents. what are the president's biggest challenges he faces going into this second term? stay with us. at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his ph
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
states of america a safe bet. >> the republican house speaker john boehner responding immediately to the president's remarks issuing a statement that read "the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real, but so, too, are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved." joining us is amy kremer, chairwoman of the tea party express. thanks for coming in this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> safe bet you're against raising the debt ceiling without spending cuts. >> the problem is the spending cuts never come. the republicans find themselves in the situation all the time t happened with reagan and bush 41 and with the sequester, it's been put off for two months, the spending cuts never come and we cannot continue down this path with over $16 trillion in debt, and a deficit of $1.4 trillion to $1.6 trillion per year. we're spending $1.6 million per year than we're bringing in. >> you've accused the president of using scare tactics. w
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am PST
had even perhaps mentioned john boehner's name or mitch mcconnell's name the way president george h.w. bush did with speaker jim wright back in 1989. it's just an honoring day, unifying day. you can make the case but do it in a magnanimous way. >> i was going to say, congressman, sometimes i wonder if words matter at all at this point given the climate in washington, d.c. i only say this because i'm trying to at the same time look at the criticism of the exact same speech, the conservative group americans for prosperity called this a harshly ideological aggressively partisan speech more appropriate for the campaign trail. his address reads like a liberal laundry list while at the same time scott peaters, a democrat, said this is a call to action and we have the ability to work together. bernie sanders saying it's inspiring in its basic theme that we work together. i don't get it. you people who all do the same job, i understand partisanship, i just don't understand hyper partisanship. >> yeah, there's no place for hyperpartisanship. there are honest positions. the country is divided.